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Is N.C. a “Democratic constituency”?

The News & Observer’s “Under the Dome” blog reports that Senator Richard Burr will be monitoring the expected economic stimulus package carefully to make sure that it isn’t packed full of pork projects.

“He wants to make sure the package doesn’t include pork projects for congressional constituencies, especially Democratic constituences,” (sic) said his spokesman, Chris Walker. “And that anything with a ‘stimulus’ label is actually stimulating the economy.”

Hmmm. So does that mean that projects slated for, say, Virginia Foxx’s district are okay, but those headed for Brad Miller’s are verboten? More to the point, isn’t all of North Carolina a “Republican constituency” given Burr’s statewide position? Or does the Senator’s concern for pork only apply to other states?

 

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  1. Is N.C. a “Democratic constituency”?

    November 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

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  2. Dave Jerrido

    November 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Without question, the new Obama administration will focus primarily on repairing this frail national economy. Any stimulus packages need to not only help those on “Wall Street”, but those on “Main Street” as well. It does not make sense that we cannot help our neighbors that are losing their houses and their jobs while these hot shots gamble our savings and 401(k) money away in the Wall Street casino and the corporate CEOs float down in a golden parachute.

  3. Adam Searing

    November 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Since Kay Hagan is going to be the new NC Senator, doesn’t that make NC both a Democratic and Republican constituency?

    Wait a second, what color was NC last week? Burr might want to do a little reevaluation….

  4. aftercancer

    November 10, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I try hard to keep my comments polite when I’m here but this kind of behavior by Burr just makes me want to call him a jackass! He'[d better pay close attention to what is going on in North Carolina or we’ll vote him out just as we did Liddy.

  5. Kimberly

    November 11, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Where was Senator Burr when NC passed the last budget which included funding of “projects” that were definately not what the majority of NC residents wanted or needed and yet cut critical public health programs that residents definately want and need? Governor Elect Perdue needs to do a line by line budget analysis and remove the pork that was approved and provide funding to programs that actually help families and small businesses in NC.

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